Home Assistant: a way to home automation

There are multiple opensource home automation packages available on the market. I chose for home assistant, it has a big community with every other week an update and is Python based. It is the hub that interconnects all the following components:

  • MQTT Broker
  • Google Assistant
  • Apple Homekist
  • SONOS
  • Playstation 4
  • Spotify
  • IR Blaster to control old IR appliances
  • Lamps
  • Phoscon from Dresden Electronics (zigbee gateway)
  • Automations

Home-assistant.io

Docker container

Phoscon

Lamps

  • [WiFi] Sonoff Bulb with custom firmware installed controlled using MQTT
  • [WiFi] Xiaomi Philips zhirui e27 smart led lamp,

Sensors

  • [Zigbee] Xiaomi Aqara Human Motion Sensor
  • [Zigbee] Xiaomi Aqara Temperature Humidity Sensor

Button

  • [Zigbee] Xiaomi Aqare Magic Cube

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